The days between getting home from Orange Beach and Christmas go by in a blur of holiday activity, extra volunteering, extra feast preparation, extra gift buying etc etc. I wouldn't trade a minute of those hectic days. David, Trisha, Owen and Allison were not able to travel here for Thanksgiving. Trisha's step-father passed away just before Thanksgiving and they needed to spend that time with their Missouri family for both Thanksgiving and Christmas. So they came for the New Year.